Stark DD promotes integrated environments, with services for people with disabilities taking place in natural, community environments when possible.

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  Links to Community Resources
Below are some of the community resources available to people with developmental disabilities and their families. Stark DD has also created Resource Guides targeted to the needs of adults and children. Please feel free to download any of the documents below:
Adult Advocacy and Support
Child Advocacy and Support
Benefits, Employment, Public Assistance
Housing, Food, Utilities, Transportation Assistance
Adult Health Care
Child Health Care

Below are links to Community Resource websites:
Akron Rotary Camp for Children With Special Needs
Alliance (City of) Health Department
Alzheimer's Association
Arc of Ohio-Stark County
Area Agency on Aging
Beyond Our Boundaries
Blick Center
Brain Injury Association of Ohio
Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps
Canton Challenger Baseball
Canton City Health Department
Canton Friendship Center
Cerebral Palsy Group
Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health
Coleman Professional Services
Crisis Center
Down Syndrome Support Network Of Stark County
Easter Seals – Northeast Ohio
Employment First
EMS Signpost
Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio
Goodwill Industries
Handicapped Parking Card
Help Me Grow – Stark County
ICAN Housing Solutions
J. R. Coleman Services
Make-A-Way, Inc.
Massillon Health Department
Meals on Wheels of Stark and Wayne Counties
Mercy Medical Center Dental Services
The Mesothelioma Group
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Federation of the Blind
Northeast Ohio Behavioral Health
National Organization of Rare Diseases
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Ohio Attorney General
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities
Ohio Department of Mental Health
Ohio Department of DD
Ohio Department of Health
Ohio Legal Rights Service
Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council
Ohio Employment First
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Ohio Means Jobs
Pathway Caring for Children
Pegasus Farms
Philomatheon Society of the Blind, Inc.
Phoenix Rising
Pilot Dogs
Planned Parenthood
Prescription Assistance Network
Quest Recovery & Prevention Services
Red Treehouse
Siffrin, Inc.
Social Security Administration
Spina Bifida Association
Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) Proline Curb-to-Curb
Stark County Family Council
Stark County Health Department
Stark County Department of Job and Family Services
Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery
Stark County Probate Court
State Support Team 9
Summit Psychological Associates
Trillium Family Services
United Way of Greater Stark County
The Workshops, Inc.